Fantastic, Mick! Glad to hear all had a great time with some great
results—especially for the Powerful Owl! ~Kai
> On 3 Nov 2015, at 12:44 pm, Mick Roderick <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> A quick note to say that the NSW and ACT Twitchathon was run on the weekend
> just past. There were 32 teams taking part, comprised of 104 participants,
> ranging from the Main Race to the Childrens' races.
> For the second year running, the Dodgy Drongo's pipped the Hunter Home
> Brewers by one bird to take out the Main Race prize (preliminary results at
> this stage). The Hunter Home Brewers thought they had it in the bag arriving
> at the end location with 247 species under their belt, only to find that the
> Drongo's had posted 248! The key difference between these two teams is that
> the Brewers combine NSW mallee / Lake Cargelligo poo ponds with Lower Hunter
> rainforest, as opposed to the more productive Barrington Tops rainforests,
> which are out of reach for teams commencing in the mallee. The Drongo's
> however, have a run that incorporates western woodland with the Barrington
> rainforests - two different models reaping very similar scores.
> The Brewers were hampered by major storms that forced some major decisions
> that saw them dashing straight past their key mallee sites to avoid getting
> stuck in the red earth mud-bath that was about to transpire. We only just
> made it through, but it cost us a few birds.
> The Fly By Nightjars placed equal third with the Back O' Bourke Buzzards (aka
> Dry-throated Buzzards), who ditched their bicycles this year and
> headed....well, to the back o' Bourke! Both teams posted 221 species.
> In the Champagne Race, Raven On took line honours with an impressive 195
> species, followed by the Lousy Jacks on 155 and closely by the Night Poirets
> with 153.
> Close to $20,000 has been pledged to the Powerful Owl Project to continue
> gathering and analysing data for another breeding season.
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